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From: Eric Wong <>
To: Kyle Meyer <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] doc: lei: favor "-o format:$PATHNAME" over "-f"
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 06:03:12 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YDSaoBmN35ZlHJZj@dcvr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Kyle Meyer <> wrote:
> Eric Wong writes:
> > Maybe not dropped, but probably tweaked for DWIM-ness.
> >
> > Maybe:
> >
> >   If somebody wants a Maildir to dump JSON search results in they
> >   could use "-o ./json" or "-o json/" or "-o /path/to/json".
> >
> >   "-o json" (no slashes or colons) would mean JSON output to stdout.
> >
> > But then, "json" could be the name of an existing directory,
> > so if it exists...
> >
> > Part of me thinks its too magical...
> That's kind of my feeling, though I suspect that would at least
> consistently do what I mean and be unsurprising.
> > On the other hand, maybe only requiring the colon: "-o json:"
> > is enough to disambiguate and isn't too much typing.
> Yeah, I don't mind that, but I guess that almost gets us back to "-o
> json:-".  Then again, I didn't mind that either or really any of the
> options proposed in this thread :)

I'll ponder it more while I work on some other features...
And bash completion still needs to be better in that area.

> Anyway, no matter where this lands, the manpages should switch to
> using/recommending the <format>: prefix, so here's a patch for that.

Yup, thanks, pushed as commit 56b3493c79087979f10f5a3cae7deedaf4ec9fa3

      reply	other threads:[~2021-02-23  6:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-02-17  4:40 does "lei q" --format/-f need to exist? Eric Wong
2021-02-18  5:28 ` Kyle Meyer
2021-02-18 12:07   ` Eric Wong
2021-02-19  3:10     ` Kyle Meyer
2021-02-19 11:13       ` Eric Wong
2021-02-19 13:47         ` Kyle Meyer
2021-02-19 19:06         ` Eric Wong
2021-02-20  7:12           ` Kyle Meyer
2021-02-20  8:07             ` Eric Wong
2021-02-23  3:45               ` [PATCH] doc: lei: favor "-o format:$PATHNAME" over "-f" Kyle Meyer
2021-02-23  6:03                 ` Eric Wong [this message]

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